Credit: Tim Durkan
Pearl Jam‘s Mike McCready has announced a signature guitar in collaboration with Fender.
The Limited Edition Mike McCready 1960 Stratocaster is a recreation of the guitarist’s beloved vintage ’60 Strat, assembled in collaboration with Fender Master Builder Vincent Van Trigt.
“Once I could afford a quality guitar, I immediately went for the vintage Stratocaster,” McCready says. “It was my dream guitar because of my love for Stevie Ray Vaughan, and as my musical aspirations were coming true I had to have it. It was the first significant guitar that I bought, never thinking I could ever own one before Pearl Jam happened.”
McCready adds that his “favorite feature” of his signature Fender is the “playability of the neck.”
“It’s so worn in and easy to play. It’s got the best neck and fretboard of any of my guitars,” he explains. “I also love how light it is. I actually picked up the prototype thinking it was the original a couple of times which shows me how meticulous and caring Master Builder Vincent Van Trigt and the whole Fender team has been throughout this process.”
The Limited Edition Mike McCready 1960 Stratocaster will cost you $15,000, and only 60 pieces were built. The guitar is being released in celebration of the upcoming 30th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s iconic 1991 debut album, Ten.
For more info, visit FenderCustomShop.com.
By Josh Johnson
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